Friday 20 April 2012

Bonhams FLASHBACK: 11th May 1991
Doctor Who - The Auction

Over the past couple of years, as well as keeping up to date with the latest costume auctions, I’ve done my best to track back over the various sales held at Bonhams over the years.

Their online records only go back seven years, but one sale I’ve been wanting to find out about was a dedicated Doctor Who sale from 1991.

This week I managed to pick up a copy of the sale catalogue on eBay, and it makes interesting reading.

The catalogue is a very different beast to what we see now.
There are no photographs of the items on sale, and no estimates are indicated.

It is divided into roughly one episode per page, on which all the lots relating to it are listed. One or two publicity stills from the episode are included, which may or may not show the items being listed!

As usual I have separated the items by Doctor era, and you can see the rest of the items here:
Here are just the lots relating to the Sixth Doctor era

Saturday 7 April 2012

Ultimate Six Frock Coat - the fabrics start to arrive

I’ve been slogging away on this Six Frock Coat for months, nay years now! But I AM getting there, and this year will be the year it’s gonna HAPPEN!
Fabrics 2, 3, 4 and 5

Just to show things are gathering a pace, here is a delivery I received this week from my wool dyeing supplier of four out of the fourteen fabrics I need: the Purple Felt (fabric 2), Green Felt (Fabric 3), Peach Wool (Fabric 4), and Red Felt (Fabric 5).

As you can see from the illustration above, it represents a substantial part of the body of the coat.

The other wools and felts are in the pipeline and should arrive very soon, and the work towards the more complicated fabrics is coming together nicely.

I don’t think it will be too long before I can start thinking about making my coat . . . I can’t wait!